You’ve seen it a million times. You are watching your favorite program on television and that scrolling bar appears at the bottom. It says something along the lines of “The National Weather Service in (your local forecast office city) has issued a (some kind of weather hazard, ex: Severe Thunderstorm) Warning until 10:00 PM. For some, this scrolling bar appears as a foreign language.
Have you ever experienced a windy day where it felt much colder than the thermometer suggested? More than likely you experienced the wind chill effect. Meteorologists on television are always highlighting the wind chill during cold and windy outbreaks.
Long Island to New York City, all the way up through Boston and Providence, Maine experienced transportation shutdowns, electricity outages, and even a few mandatory curfews. Again the northeastern U.S. experienced a “historical” storm, this time a potent nor’easter and not a hurricane. This coastal storm started out as a small disturbance in Texas and trekked up the coastline gradually gaining strength.
Nestled in the hills of west-central Pennsylvania is a small town with a population of about 6,000. On your average day, Punxsutawney appears to be a normal town. People go about their business at a normal pace. Everything is good….and then February rolls around and things get wild.
Get the buffalo chicken dip ready. The Playoffs are over and the Super Bowl is just around the corner. There are many things that excite me when it comes football. I look forward to the hard hits, big plays, and even rooting for teams I normally don’t root for (we’ll get them next year St. Louis).